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Please. My adult daughter may be pregnant. The married man

please. My adult daughter may be pregnant. The married man involved is demanding her to watch her do a pregnancy test in front of him, She sent 2 positive pregnancy test to him via text. He ahs connected some of her friend via facebook and has relayed this to his friends. He does not believe she is pregnant and has demanded she has until Monday to take this test or he'll file harassement papers. What advice do you have. I don't feel comfortable having him at my house.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Prince William county in VirginiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet. He's says he is printing out all the texts and seeing his attorney today. He has also relayed her medical condition to her friends and his. Is this a violation of the Hippa (sp) lawa?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She was afraid at first she was pregnant and admitted to him and apolagized concerning showing him an internet picture that was not hers that she found on the internet.

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I have been serviced for years at a local health clinic, who

Hi,JA: Hello. How can we be of help?Customer: I have been serviced for years at a local health clinic, who has not only gross negligence regarding a thyroid condition, but has lied about records kept, refused to send records to my Specialist, called my Psychiatrist without verbal or written consent to let him know that I should be mentally evaluated , implying hospitalization, while my husband was present and saw no cause for concern during the interchange, has given me specific details regarding a patient with my same maiden name, and has denigrated me publicly refusing to see me as a client, while neglecting to give me the proper consent for treatment and referral for labs while billing my insurance. There have been at least 3 Hippa Violations wishing a two years with the facility.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: MassachusettsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, I need to reach out to someone who can direct me as to the process, but haven't received a call back and was told they were filed by phone.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: They took a conversation with my mother in November of 2014, diagnosed me without testing or being seen, and put it in my chart. I do not have the infection noted. I received a blood test in May of 2016

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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My wife was being told that she was being off. At the same

my wife was being told that she was being laid off. At the same time the hr rep told her that she know I was sick and could have the rest of the day off. How would she know that as my wife did not discus this with her and is this a violation of our hippa righjtsJA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: We live in Massachusetts but she works in Rhode IslandJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not yet they threaten her if she tries to sue for any reason and does not sign her rights away they will not give her her severage package which includes health insurance.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Gerald, Esq

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This questions pertains to violation of HIPPA and the

This questions pertains to violation of HIPPA and the Privacy Act. I was diagnosed with concussion Feb 1 by a physician at a reputable hospital following head trauma with loss of consciousness. Concussion is defined as a medical condition due to head trauma which results in both physical and cognitive symptoms affecting thinking, perception, emotion, mood, behavior, speech pattern and communication. Onset of the concussion symptoms had never presented before the head trauma/concussion. Medical sources state that it can take weeks, months, or up to a year to recover from concussion. Due to impending important deadlines I returned to full activity prior to concussion recovery. I was unaware that all medical sources state that doing so will result in worsening of concussion symptoms. I returned to the ER per discharge instructions to do so if concussion symptoms worsened. Unfortunately I went to a different hospital due to its closer proximity to my son who would have to pick me up on discharge. This hospital inexplicably refused to acknowledge the diagnosis of concussion reporting I self-diagnosed the concussion and it was only a belief after a fall. I offered discharge instructions with the diagnosis of concussion, my husband verified I had been diagnose with concussion reporting he was present when the concussion was diagnosed (he also offered to obtain a copy of the medical record verifying concussion, but was told by the hospital staff they did not want it). The hospital further erred by stating I did not have a concussion based on a negative CT-scan result at the hospital. All medical sources state a negative CT-scan is typical in cases of concussion and a concussion cannot be ruled out on this basis. Because the hospital ruled out concussion they were unable to explain cognitive symptoms which are common to concussion. Though the DSM manual by the American Psychiatric Association states that no mental illness/personality disorder can be diagnosed if the individual's impairment is due to a medical condition such as concussion, I was temporarily involuntarily detained in a psychiatric ward. The TDO hearing resulted in the special magistrate ruling I did not meet the criteria for TDO, the case was dismissed, and no treatment of any kind was deemed necessary and none ordered. Despite the court's order that no treatment was required nor ordered, the hospital released information to 'treating providers'. I requested an Accounting of Disclosures to attempt to find out who information was released to in an attempt to stop the spread of what was an erroneous event and incorrect diagnoses (I was evaluated and diagnosed while experiencing concussion symptoms now complicated by emotional trauma and side effects from the abrupt cessation of all prescribed medications). The hospital has refused to provide a complete Accounting of Disclosures at first saying the information was sent only to treating providers and this information was not required to be included in the Accounting of Disclosures. I noted there were no 'treating providers' as the court ruled no treatment was required and none was ordered. The hospital then responded (quote) "well that's just what we just typically do" in regard to the release of information. I reminded them this was an erroneous involuntary TDO, reminded them by the court ruling there were no "treating providers" informed them the information released fell under "special protected information" and they were in violation of HIPPA and the Privacy Rule. The hospital still refuses to release the complete Accounting of Disclosures.In addition, the attending ER physician reported one of three behavioral health diagnoses reported for rule-out by the consulting psychologist. Per the medical coding rules and regulations, no rule-out diagnosis can be reported as a definitive diagnosis unless the patient is admitted to that hospital. I requested the diagnosis be removed, citing sources pertaining to regulations of ER Visit diagnoses, but received no response from the hospital.Note that throughout the entire TDO process I was never informed I was being psychologically evaluated; I was only evaluated by an unlicensed student intern without observation by the supervising LCSW. The CSB never personally interviewed/evaluated me as required by Virginia State Mental Code. The CSB also acted as petitioner for the TDO. As petitioner he failed to report anything I said or did which would warrant involuntary TDO. This is also against Virginia State Mental Code. I did not meet the criteria for temporary involuntary detention.Though the involuntary detention is beyond the 2-year period to file a lawsuit (I was unable to obtain a lawyer as all but the firm representing Creigh Deeds reported emotional trauma was too difficult to prove), information pertaining to the Accounting of Disclosures, HIPPA violation, and report of a rule-out diagnosis for an ER visit is ongoing and recent.

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P. Simmons

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I'm trying to determine the type of attorney I need. I had a

Hi my name is Josh!JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: I'm trying to determine the type of attorney I need. I had a job offer denied to me after I had a physical which I passed and then the Doctor wrote the employer a private message stating I was a danger to myself and others. I didn't get the job because of this letter and I have eeoc case because it was submitted on the employer response to my charges.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No eeoc caseJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Ely

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Juris Doctor

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How do I get a gag order against a family member who is

How do I get a gag order against a family member who is potentially framing me with a mental disorder?

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My ex-boyfriend is accusing me of giving him herpes 2. He

My ex-boyfriend is accusing me of giving him herpes 2. He stated that he wants to sue me and his new girlfriend. I left in October, he started sleeping with his new girlfriend in November then he got tested and now he blames me?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: im in northen va and hes in New yorkJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. he just told me this past FridayJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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RobertJDFL

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I went to Marsh Pharmacy to have a RX filled. I am currently

I went to Marsh Pharmacy to have a RX filled. I am currently under the care of a pain management physician. I am a nurse and I do understand that there are rules. My physician gave me a refill of my medications to supplement until I come back in to be seen next week. I took this script to Marsh and was going to pay cash and then run my large script next week through insurance when it is due. The technician yelled over the counter and so did the pharmacist so that a woman several feet behind me could hear. They only needed to pull me aside and quietly explain to me what action the physican needed to take or call tomorrow to verify my RX. They yelled over the counter that I did not need anymore medication and that the physician had no business giving me another RX. They do not know me or my medical history. This was none of their business nor the business of everyone else in the store that was able to overhear everything that was being said. Is there any legal action that I can take? I filed a complaint online already under the hippa violation site.

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John

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Doctoral Degree

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I am working as RN Clinical Manager in a Licensed Home Care

I am working as RN Clinical Manager in a Licensed Home Care Service Agency ( LHCSA). I have discovered that hundreds of paper medical records for the visits made by the Community Health Nurses are missing from the clients charts over the last year. Nurses are claiming that they have them at home but were not submitted yet because they are not complete. Does this represent a HIPPA Compliance Problem?

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Asad Rahman

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